False Economies

  • 27 May 2019

Budget-cutting political leaders regularly target the jobs and incomes of public sector workers as the first and most politically convenient target of their austerity measures.

Fears 1500 Jobs will be lost

  • 23 May 2019

About 1500 jobs will be slashed from the public service to pay for $450 million in savings announced in the State Budget.  "Any jobs that could have been cut have already been cut," CPSU Secretary Tom Lynch said.  "I've no idea how Treasurer Peter Gutwein thinks that agencies that already are under stress are going to run with 1500 fewer people.  "It makes less sense than any budget I've ever seen. "Public servants were worried that if they asked for more than two per cent in bargaining there would be job cuts."  "Well now they're getting job cuts and a pay cut too."

Let's Change the Rules this Year

  • 25 February 2019

A big year looms because this is the year, we come together, to Change the Government, and Change the Rules.  Australian workers are ruled by laws which have destroyed job security and left us struggling to pay the bills.  The balance of power in workplaces has shifted too far away from workers.  Once the promise of living in Australia was that each generation would pass on something better to the next.  Better healthcare.  Better education.

On Fairness by Sally McManus

  • 8 February 2019

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus’s new book On Fairness outlines the way in which Australia has lost its way and is no longer living up to its promise as the land of the fair go.  Sally tackles the subject of fairness in Australia and what we need to do to ensure that future generations have all the opportunities they should expect.

ATO Outsourcing has Tax Haven Links

  • 11 December 2018

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is outsourcing contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to multinational corporations with aggressive tax minimisation strategies, a new report reveals.  The report authored by Public Services International (PSI) and the Centre for International Corporate Tax Responsibility and Research (CICTAR) exposes contracts by the Australian Tax Office to private corporations with links to tax havens.